Who’s ready to paint pumpkins?? Join Tami the Art Lady at the library on Monday, October 9 from 6:30-8:00 to create this unique fall picture. There will be a choice of several colors😊. These will be on an 11 x 14 canvas. The cost is $15 per person and snacks will be provided. Please comment, private message us, or call the library at 217-368-2613 to reserve your spot! Cut off for reservations will be Friday, October 6 or prior to that if the class fills up.


The Sharing Libraries donated by Laurye Davis in memory of her mother Sylvia Crawford have been restocked with children through adult books and DVDs. We still have one located on the corner across the street from the Catholic Hall. The other one is now just across the street from the NE corner of South Park. For hometowners – that’s by Marge Koehm’s former house😊. Our thanks to the current resident, Carla Patterson, for letting us use that spot (1st and 2nd pictures). We appreciate those who help us stock the libraries!


In addition to the many games, puzzles, and toys we already had, we’re happy that we’ve been able to add some new ones to encourage even more imaginative play and social interaction for our younger patrons😊. We used the profits from our concession stand at the Miss Greenfield Beauty Pageant to purchase these, so thanks to all who supported us that evening! We have a tool bench as well as a Lego table with Lego storage drawers. Our biggest purchase is a Melissa and Doug kitchen set. You can even fill your glass with ice cubes on the outside of the refrigerator! What’s a kitchen without food and cooking supplies? We have those too! Bev’s Baskets & Bows Carrollton Florist & Gifts had all Melissa and Doug items 30% off so that really helped us out, and they even delivered it to us! If you haven’t brought your kids to the library for awhile- they’re missing out!

September is a special month in library world! Our library cards are a bargain no matter how you look at it, and this is how it works in the state of Illinois. If you are a resident of the city of Greenfield a % of your real estate taxes go to the library so your card is paid for that way. If you own property in Greenfield but don’t reside here your card is also part of your real estate taxes. If you are a non-resident and live in the Greenfield school district, but don’t pay a library tax on your real estate you can get a family card for only $25 per year. We have the lowest rate in the county. If you don’t have a public library in your school district and we are your closest library you also qualify for the $25 card. This would apply to the Northwestern School District. GPL cards can be used at any library which is part of the Illinois Heartland Library System. If you BUY 2-3 books or DVDs a year you’ve spent $25! Think how many items you can BORROW in a year for that same amount! Come in, check us out, and get your library card!

Share Library Mobile App!

THE BIG NEWS IS…..All the features of Illinois Heartland Library System’s SHARE Library can now be accessed easily on your phone with the SHARE Mobile Library app. Find it in the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. It’s easy to manage multiple accounts, search for just the right items, keep track of checkouts and due dates, and renew items from your mobile device using the SHARE Mobile Library. Search for books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks, e-books, and more.The Greenfield Public Library pays annual fees to be part of the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System, and we have access to this app at no extra cost! Check it out and let us know what you think!

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SHARE Cloud Library

We do pay for an annual subscription to the Cloud Library through SHARE, so if you’re an e-reader check out all the titles that are available! Call the library or stop in if you’re not sure how to get started.

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ABC Mouse

Our new computers now have a folder on the desktop with children’s websites bookmarked. Plus a special desktop icon for ABC Mouse! That’s one parents have frequently asked about. Bring your kids in and let them investigate- there is something for all ages!

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